Consider the Big Picture When Justifying an Automation Project

Consider the Big Picture When Justifying an Automation Project

This guest post was written by Roy Kok, vice president of sales and marketing at Ocean Data Systems..   Clearly, any new automation project requires economic justification.  While this often involves hard “dollars and cents” quantification of cost savings from...
Why You Should Test Every Communication Network Before DCS Start-up

Why You Should Test Every Communication Network Before DCS Start-up

The following tip is from the ISA book by Greg McMillan and Hunter Vegas titled 101 Tips for a Successful Automation Career, inspired by the ISA Mentor Program. This is Tip #28, and was written by Hunter. Over the course of many years, I have learned to be suspicious...
How to Be Successful as an Industrial Automation Manager

How to Be Successful as an Industrial Automation Manager

The following tip is from the ISA book by Greg McMillan and Hunter Vegas titled 101 Tips for a Successful Automation Career, inspired by the ISA Mentor Program. This is Tip #32, and was written by Hunter. Over the years, I have learned a number of valuable tips,...
Why Control Panels Can Be a Source of Risk in Retrofit Projects

Why Control Panels Can Be a Source of Risk in Retrofit Projects

The following tip is from the ISA book by Greg McMillan and Hunter Vegas titled 101 Tips for a Successful Automation Career, inspired by the ISA Mentor Program. This is Tip #29, and was written by Hunter. Project management is really just risk management, and a large...
ISA Author Spotlight: Greg McMillan Career Is an Open Book

ISA Author Spotlight: Greg McMillan Career Is an Open Book

Winner of ISA’s prestigious ISA Life Achievement Award in 2010 and many times recognized and awarded for his achievements during the course of his career, Greg McMillan is ISA’s most prolific author. Greg cranks out at least one book—sometimes two—a year, has written...

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